Best Music Movies of 1969

1.

Hello, Dolly!

5.1
7.1/10 IMDB

Matchmaker, Dolly Levi takes a trip to Yonkers, New York to see the "well-known unmarried half-a-millionaire," Horace Vandergelder. While there, she convinces him, his two stock clerks and his niece and her beau to go to New York City.

Starring: Barbra Streisand, Walter Matthau, Michael Crawford, Louis Armstrong, Marianne McAndrew, Danny Lockin, Joyce Ames, Tommy Tune, David Hurst, Fritz Feld ..
Directed by: Gene Kelly
Release date: 1969-12-12
2.

Paint Your Wagon

4.7
6.6/10 IMDB

A Michigan farmer and a prospector form a partnership in the California gold country. Their adventures include buying and sharing a wife, hijacking a stage, kidnapping six prostitutes, and turning their mining camp into a boom town. Along the way there is plenty of drinking, gambling, and singing. They even find time to do some creative gold mining.

Starring: Lee Marvin, Clint Eastwood, Jean Seberg, Harve Presnell, Ray Walston, Tom Ligon, Alan Dexter, William O'Connell, Robert Easton, Geoffrey Norman ..
Directed by: Joshua Logan
Release date: 1969-10-15
3.

Sweet Charity

3.8
7.0/10 IMDB

Taxi dancer Charity continues to have Faith in the human race despite apparently endless disappointments at its hands, and Hope that she will finally meet the nice young man to romance her away from her sleazy life. Maybe, just maybe, handsome Oscar will be the one to do it.

Starring: Shirley MacLaine, John McMartin, Ricardo Montalban, Sammy Davis Jr., Chita Rivera, Paula Kelly, Stubby Kaye, Barbara Bouchet, Suzanne Charney, Alan Hewitt ..
Directed by: Bob Fosse
Release date: 1969-02-25
Best Music Movies of 1969 : Johnny Cash at San Quentin
4.

Johnny Cash at San Quentin

3.7
8.3/10 IMDB

Johnny Cash at San Quentin was recorded live at San Quentin State Prison on February 24, 1969 and released as an album onJune 16 of that same year. The concert was filmed by Granada Television. Songs performed include Wreck of the Old 97 , I Walk the Line, San Quentin and A Boy Named Sue.

Starring: Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash, Marshall Grant, WS Holland, Carl Perkins, The Statler Brothers, Les frères Statler, Bob Wooton, Bob Wooton, Bob Wooton ..
Directed by: Michael Darlow
Release date: 1969-09-06
Best Music Movies of 1969 : Oh! What a Lovely War
5.

Oh! What a Lovely War

3.6
7.1/10 IMDB

Satire about the First World War based on a stage musical of the same name, portraying the "Game of War" and focusing mainly on the members of one family (last name Smith) who go off to war. Much of the action in the movie revolves around the words of the marching songs of the soldiers, and many scenes portray some of the more famous (and infamous) incidents of the war, including the assassination of Duke Ferdinand, the Christmas meeting between British and German soldiers in no-mans-land, and the wiping out by their own side of a force of Irish soldiers newly arrived at the front, after successfully capturing a ridge that had been contested for some time.

Starring: Laurence Olivier, Vanessa Redgrave, Maggie Smith, John Mills, Corin Redgrave, Maurice Roeves, Ian Holm, Juliet Mills, Michael Bates, Edward Fox ..
Directed by: Richard Attenborough
Release date: 1969-03-10
6.

Alice's Restaurant

3.4
6.3/10 IMDB

A cinematic adaption of Arlo Guthrie's classic song story.

Starring: Arlo Guthrie, Pat Quinn, James Broderick, Tina Chen, Geoff Outlaw, Michael McClanathan, Pete Seeger, Lee Hays, Kathleen Dabney, William Obanhein ..
Directed by: Arthur Penn
Release date: 1969-08-20
Best Music Movies of 1969 : The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins
7.

The Blues Accordin' to Lightnin' Hopkins

3.4
7.7/10 IMDB

Les Blank's portrait of the great Texas bluesman, 'Lightnin' Hopkins. The film includes interviews and a performance by Hopkins.

Starring: Lightnin' Hopkins ..
Directed by: Les Blank
Release date: 1969-01-01
8.

Change of Habit

3.2
6.1/10 IMDB

An incognito nun is on a mission to help Dr John Carpenter clean up the ghetto he lives in, but can John compete against God for her heart?

Starring: Elvis Presley, Mary Tyler Moore, Barbara McNair, Leora Dana, Ed Asner, Timothy Carey, Jane Elliott ..
Directed by: William A. Graham
Release date: 1969-02-02
Best Music Movies of 1969 : Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music
9.

Johnny Cash: The Man, His World, His Music

3.2
7.1/10 IMDB

In this classic 1969 documentary, the Man in Black is captured at his peak, the first of many in a looming roller-coaster career. Fresh on the heels of his Folsom Prison album, Cash reveals the dark intensity and raw talent that made him a country music star and cultural icon. Director Robert Elfstrom got closer than any other filmmaker to Cash, who is seen performing with his new bride June Carter Cash, in a rare duet with Bob Dylan, and behind the scenes with friends, family and aspiring young musicians.

Starring: Johnny Cash, June Carter Cash ..
Release date: 1969-03-01
Best Music Movies of 1969 : Mr. Charlie, Your Rollin’ Mill Is Burnin’ Down
10.

Mr. Charlie, Your Rollin’ Mill Is Burnin’ Down

3.2
7.0/10 IMDB

This short film by Les Blank with Skip Gerson features the charismatic legendary blues icon Lightnin' Hopkins sing a beautiful song about a stuttering boy who learns that he can communicate through singing. Also features Billy Bizor on harmonica.

Starring: Lightnin' Hopkins ..
Directed by: Les Blank, Skip Gerson
Release date: 1969-01-01

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